Protesters demand: ‘End US economic war on Cuba!’

By Brian Williams
April 11, 2022
Militant/Rachele Fruit

Some 40 people rallied in Miami, above, and then caravanned in 20 cars through the streets of Little Havana to City Hall March 27, part of an international day of action demanding an end to Washington’s over 60-year economic war against Cuba. “We will continue the caravans on the last Sunday of every month until the blockade is lifted,” Roberto Yis from Puentes de Amor (Bridges of Love), the group that initiated the protests over a year ago, told participants. He reported Puentes de Amor leader Carlos Lazo was in Mexico at a caravan of 500 people.

Thirty cars decorated in Cuban flags and messages of solidarity drove through Minneapolis’ busy Lake Street area. Among those invited to address the crowd at a rally before the caravan began was Gabrielle Prosser, Socialist Workers Party candidate for governor of Minnesota. “The Cuban people have resisted Washington’s efforts to suffocate them and overthrow their socialist revolution for six decades,” she said. “Opposing Washington’s embargo is important now more than ever as Cuba faces extreme shortages, from protein to medicine to paper.”

Actions also took place in Chicago, Seattle and Phoenix. Protests in Canada occurred in Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg and Vancouver. Actions also took place in a number of other countries, including Finland, Slovakia, Bolivia, Panama, Belize, Bahamas, El Salvador and Brazil.